I am not usually one to make resolutions, because when I say I have to do something, I usually rebel against myself and then feel bad because I failed in following through. Well, this year is a little different…I am not making any resolutions per se, but I like to set goals for myself. 2010 was a HUGE year for setting and accomplishing athletic goals. I also set goals around reading – I read seven classic novels and at least two Russian novels each year (this one I always hit because reading is an easy thing for me). So, what are my goals/plans for 2011? Here they are…
1. Finally learn how to play guitar. My dad gave me the acoustic guitar I grew up listening to him play about two years ago, and it hangs right above my reading chair, taunting me. Well, I shall be taunted no more and will learn to play it!
2. Compete in my second half-Ironman triathlon and improve my time from last year. I am not setting a specific time that I want to hit…I simply know the time I want to beat.
3. Complete a century – that is a 100 mile bike ride. I have the one I want to do, and just need to get myself ready to do it.
Three…three is a good number. Three is my favorite number. Three goals that are within my means to make happen. I love making lists and setting goals – it is like a daily bucket list of things I have gotten the opportunity to complete. Not everything has to be huge, sometimes even the smallest things can turn out to be the biggest.
Here is to a wonderful 2011 of health and happiness!